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Army Colonel Accused of Kissing Spouses of Subordinates

Army Colonel Accused of Kissing Spouses of Subordinates

A Fort Bragg commander made it a practice to give the wives of subordinates
unwelcome kisses on the lips at public events.

After an anonymous letter was sent to the commander’s superiors, a subsequent
investigation led to his removal from his job. But he stayed in the military and
was allowed to quietly retire in April 2015 — more than two years after the initial
complaint about his conduct.

An Army investigation also revealed that Col. Chad McRee, former commander
of the 16th Military Police Brigade, made inappropriate remarks toward officers
and noncommissioned officers and was unfairly authoritative toward FRG
members and Soldiers.

Criminal charges were never filed against McRee. The investigation includes the
anonymous letter of allegations against McRee, witness statements and a
rebuttal from McRee. The Army released the investigation to The Fayetteville
Observer on June 3 under a federal Freedom of Information Act request.